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Cayuga Health shifts to appointment-only testing at COVID-19 sampling center at Ithaca Mall

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Cars flooded the Cayuga Health COVID-19 sampling site, located at 40 Catherwood Road in Lansing, on May 14. (Photo Credit: Cayuga Health)

LANSING, N.Y. — Cayuga Health officials are now requiring scheduled appointments and advance registration for testing at the COVID-19 mass sampling center in the Ithaca Mall parking lot.

“To enhance the testing experience for area residents, the Cayuga Health mass sampling site will require scheduled appointments for everyone seeking and meeting the requirements for a COVID-19 test,” Dr. Martin Stallone, CEO of Cayuga Health, said in a release. “Scheduling an appointment ahead of time will minimize traffic congestion and the wait times for people being tested.”

Those seeking a test can visit cayugahealth.org to review the criteria and schedule an appointment to be tested. For those who do not meet the criteria for testing and would like to be tested, a $99 option will be available, Cayuga Health said.

The organization has set up a call center for patients who may not have access to the internet, need assistance registering, or have questions. The call-center number is (607) 319-5708.

The Cayuga Health/Tompkins County Sampling Center is located in portable structures at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot, at 40 Catherwood Road in Lansing, and is staffed by Cayuga Health employees.

It is available for pre-scheduled, drive-through testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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